St. Edward's University Chosen to Participate in National Project on General Education for a Global Century
St. Edward’s University is one of 32 colleges and universities chosen by The Association of American Colleges and Universities to participate in General Education for a Global Century. This curriculum and faculty development project is part of AAC&U’s Shared Futures initiative and is funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. More than 140 institutions applied to be part of the initiative.
This new project builds upon innovative efforts to reframe general education courses and programs, and create coherent curricular designs that address complex, global issues across divisions and disciplines. In concert with a Global Learning Leadership Council, St. Edward’s University will help lead a high profile, national effort to:
- Articulate essential global learning outcomes for all students;
- Refine and disseminate models of global general education curricula that can be adapted across all institutional types;
- Provide faculty development opportunities to assist college faculty in designing and teaching interdisciplinary, integrative courses that focus on real-world global issues; and
- Develop rubrics to assess global learning outcomes.
The honor of participation in this project provides a timely connection to St. Edward’s new 5-year strategic plan that emphasizes academic distinctiveness, global preparedness and educating students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.